A notable improvement over its predecessor from 2017, the 2018 Sportster Iron 1200 brings with it clearly sharper on-road handling and various other improvements. The new 1202cc Evolution V-Twin engine mixes black and chrome components and hooks up to a chrome exhaust, delivering 66 hp and 73 ft-lbs of torque. If you are a fan of cruising down long, open highways, the latest Sportster Iron 1200 will be a dream machine. However, if you do not wish to spend a fortune on buying a brand new motorcycle, SalvageBid can make your dream come true without breaking the bank. Participate in our online auctions, where you can buy salvage motorcycles for sale at affordable prices. Continuing on the subject, let’s look at some of the attributes of the 2018 Sportster Iron 1200 that make it a cut above the rest. Read on.
In addition to the 1202 cc engine delivering an enhanced on-road performance, the 2018 Sportster Iron 1200 gets various other new features:
Handlebar: The new ape hanger handlebars are wider and higher than the Iron 883, and offer a more relaxed riding position and leverage while navigating corners.
Seat: A new fastback cafe seat with a more pronounced bump at the back keeps you from sliding back every time you accelerate.
Ignition: Gone are the days when you had to search around for motorcycle keys, as the all-new Sportster Iron 1200 comes with keyless ignition.
The 2018 Sportster Iron 1200 is equipped to take on the urban grid, with matte black finish adorning everything from powertrain to air-filter cover to exhaust. The highlight of the design, however, is a bold, 70s-inspired gas tank that clearly exhibits the motorcycle’s classic roots. The Café Solo Seat pays homage to the heritage of the iconic Cafe Racer style. Other classic design elements include 9-spoke cast Aluminum wheels, and a fixed speed screen.
The 2018 Sportster Iron 1200 features the same chassis, suspension setup and tyres as the Iron 883, but with a more powerful engine, the motorcycle feels much more powerful and lighter. With a five-speed transmission crunching the ratios and sending power to the rear wheel through a reinforced belt drive, the rider is always in control and can expect around 48 mpg in ideal riding conditions.
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